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Bloomin' Slums By Andreas Sofroniou
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These are the places, which barely sustain the life of immigrants through the ages. The people who dreamed of a better life, in a civilised European country, the Empire the storytellers spoke about... More > in the corners of their muddy market places, where the streets of London are paved with gold. This is the infamous east end side of the notorious square mile of the City of London, where the rich get richer by the minute and the newcomers of the third world tighten their belts even more, in the hope that they will feel the hunger less. This is the new generation of the new arrival of yet another race. It is like the gigantic rotating wheel in the local fun fair, where every one of its sitting buckets is holding a different group of nationals. It started with the Yiddish Jews, as they are remembered, rushing in to avoid the European persecution. They improved and moved on from the dirty footpaths to the brighter hill of Harrow and the white mansions of Holland Park.< Less
Bloomin' Slums By Andreas Sofroniou
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They were both children of poverty, born into the dark slums of East London. Yet their worlds could hardly have been more different. Eric De Milo blessed with a loving Italian family and an artistic... More > gift that gave him a chance for a better life. On the other hand, Helena Whitman who knew little of love or kindness, her gift was for survival. Then astonishingly, love blossoms between them, and for a while, it seems that nothing can tear them apart. However, can their love endure when it separates Eric from the world he cherishes? This is the story of a love that yearns to flower despite every obstacle, the kind of love that endures the hardships of the East London slums. The first time he saw her she was in a gallery, standing right in front of one of his pictures. To Eric De Milo, a young artist in London, she was the most beautiful creature he had ever seen. Her name he learnt was Helena, and she came from a world that was very different from his.< Less
SPIRALLING ADVERSARIES By Andreas Sofroniou
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In the dazzling blue waters of the Mediterranean paradise, the island of Cyprus, close to its coast lays Adelphi Isle. Tourists dare not visit this palm-fringed exotic place, as all uninvited... More > visitors are discouraged and chased away at gunpoint, for Adelphi Isle is the headquarters of a ruthless narcotics syndicate. When ex-marine Spyro Cava innocently crosses the syndicate’s path, he does not heed their warnings but is determined to penetrate the isle’s defences. Unwittingly Spyro and his companions are now part of the gripping thriller set in the very real world of international crime. Spyro’s outrage and curiosity regarding the fate of the Venus brings him into direct conflict with the local constabulary and even more powerful adversaries, the denizens of the nearby Turkish authorities of the old port of Othello, Famagusta, and the international cartel of the Colombian Narcotraficantes.< Less
SPIRALLING ADVERSARIES By Andreas Sofroniou
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In the dazzling blue waters of the Mediterranean paradise, the island of Cyprus, close to its coast lays Adelphi Isle. Tourists dare not visit this palm-fringed exotic place, as all uninvited... More > visitors are discouraged and chased away at gunpoint, for Adelphi Isle is the headquarters of a ruthless narcotics syndicate. When ex-marine Spyro Cava innocently crosses the syndicate’s path, he does not heed their warnings but is determined to penetrate the isle’s defences. It is an act of courage in the face of overwhelming odds. Unwittingly Spyro and his companions are now part of the gripping thriller set in the very real world of international crime. Spyro’s outrage and curiosity regarding the fate of the Venus brings him into direct conflict with the local constabulary and even more powerful adversaries, the denizens of the nearby Turkish authorities of the old port of Othello, Famagusta, and the international cartel of the Colombian Narcotraficantes.< Less
Management Science and Business By Andreas Sofroniou
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Management is the science used for the application of quantitative techniques to business decision-making. Business Management and its science cover the whole range of decision-making by management,... More > for example, information technology, operations research, production management, marketing, personnel management, and cost accounting. Management methods operate by forming a quantitative representation of a business problem, that is, by putting a numerical value on the factors involved. This modelling process enables the major elements of the decision to be identified and considered in relation to the whole problem. Alternative solutions can be put forward, evaluated and an optimum solution found. There is always a need to balance the quantitative approach with behavioural considerations, keeping in mind that business decisions involve people. Whilst experience can be used to suggest how people might react in the future, conditions change and consequently people's future reactions are not always predictable.< Less
Management Science and Business By Andreas Sofroniou
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Management is the science used for the application of quantitative techniques to business decision-making. Business Management covers the whole range of decision-making by management, for example,... More > information technology, operations research, production management, marketing, personnel management, and cost accounting. Management methods operate by forming a quantitative representation of a business problem that is by putting a numerical value on the factors involved. This modelling process enables the major elements of the decision to be identified and considered in relation to the whole problem. Alternative solutions can be put forward, evaluated and an optimum solution found. There is always a need to balance the quantitative approach with behavioural considerations, keeping in mind that business decisions involve people. Whilst experience can be used to suggest how people might react in the future, conditions change and consequently people's future reactions are not always predictable.< Less
MORAL PHILOSOPHY, THE ETHICAL APPROACH THROUGH THE AGES By Andreas Sofroniou
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This book covers Moral Philosophy from the ancient times to the modern concepts of professional Ethics. Its all-embracing practical nature links it with many other areas of study, including... More > anthropology, biology, medicine, economics, history, politics, psychology, sociology, and theology.< Less
Philosophy for Human Behaviour By Andreas Sofroniou
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In reading through this book, the reader will find that through the centuries, philosophy as a subject contributed more than any other subject in the shaping of our lives, how we exist, behave and... More > how we control our destiny. The content of this book will still be of importance to the reader and without any compromising, a training tool for the philosopher, psychologist. sociologist and behaviourist. There is no doubt that this subject is deep and vast. Backed by recent social events and political debating, philosophy in its plentiful branches can only be helpful in preparing people to obtain an acceptable style of living and a harmonious mode of interacting with society. Although this concept centres around the universal reason behind social events, the basic idea of reason behind human events works through the ideas held by an individual, until they are challenged by ideas which replace them and are challenged usually by conflict. So conflict (war), reasoned Hegel, is an instrument of progress.< Less
Structured Systems Methodology By Andreas Sofroniou
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This book is mostly concerned with the development and the management of systems, the people involved in such development, the individuals who work on their own, and those who work in groups to... More > design systems applicable to users. Based on the contents, training courses can be prepared to suit the candidates, mainly workshops concerned with human-computer interactions, systems development, and systems methodologies. In computing, the major theme is the responsibility to the system user, the individual, and the company; to help with their problems and requirements in system development. The emergent technologies and the pace of change are placing increasing importance upon organisations and individuals being finely tuned, in performance terms. This does not just happen, but has to be worked at. It covers computing as a service given to all types of businesses.< Less
MORAL PHILOSOPHY, THE ETHICAL APPROACH THROUGH THE AGES By Andreas Sofroniou
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Moral Philosophy from Socrates to the 21st Aeon has shown three constant themes. 1. Disagreements over whether ethical judgments are truths about the world or only reflections of the wishes of those... More > who make them, 2. Frequent attempts to show, in the face of considerable scepticism, either that it is in one's own interests to do what is good or that, even though this is not necessarily in one's own interests, it is the rational thing to do, 3. Repeated debates over just what goodness and the standard of right and wrong might be. The 21st century has seen new twists to these old themes and an increased attention to the application of ethics to practical problems. Each of these major questions is considered in this book, in terms of meta-ethics, normative ethics, and applied ethics.< Less